Savory Mashed Potato Pie

Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

Wow, potato flakes can be impressive! I was shocked at the richness and beauty of this savory pie.
I am not a fan of potato flakes but this sure does change my mind. It is no wonder this was a prize winner with Pillsbury.

It is just beautiful! My husband loved the pie and said already that he wants me to make it again.
It is super easy and looks so festive! Could be served for any holiday meal or even a special dinner.

From my Pilsbury Christmas cookbook.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8 slices of pie
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

1
refrigerated pie crust (from 15 oz. pkg.) --i used marie calendars frozen pie crust

FILLING

2 c
water
3 Tbsp
butter or margarine
1/2 tsp
salt, if desired
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/8 tsp
white pepper (i didn't have white so i just used black pepper)
2 1/2 c
mashed potato flakes
1/2 c
sour cream
1/4 c
purchased real bacon bits, or 4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled (i used 8 slices...don't tell) hehe
1/2 c
thinly sliced green onions
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.) --i used 1/2 cup
2 small
tomatoes, thinly sliced

GARNISH

2 Tbsp
thinly sliced green onions
/2 c
sour cream

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 400 F. Bake pie crust as directed. Let cool while preparing mashed potatoes.
2In large saucepan, combine water, butter, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in potato flakes, 1/2 cup sour cream and bacon bits; mix well.
3Sprinkle 1/2 cup onions over bottom of cooled baked shell; sprinkle with cheese.
4Spoon and spread potato mixture evenly over cheese. Arrange tomatoes around edge, overlapping if necessary. Brush potato mixture and tomatoes with oil.
5Bake pie for 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated in center. Cool 5 minutes. To serve, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons onions.
6Cut into wedges; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids